Biology

BIOL6000Biology Seminar (SJ)3 ch
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BIOL6003Graduate Student Seminar (MSc) (F)3 ch
MSc students are required to present one Biology 6003 seminar. The seminar for MSc students must not be directly related to thesis work. Generally, MSc students will give their seminars in year two of their studies.
BIOL6050Development Biology6 ch
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BIOL6051Molecular Biology3 ch
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BIOL6103Graduate Student Seminar (PhD) (F)3 ch
PhD students are required to present two Biology 6103 seminars. The seminars for one of the PhD seminars must not be directly related to thesis work. Generally, PhD students will give their seminars in years two and three of their studies.
BIOL6149Directed Studies in Biology3 ch
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BIOL6181Advanced Wildlide Ecology3 ch
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BIOL6183River Habitats and Hydraulics3 ch

A full credit field course to provide theoretical and practical understanding of the hydrology and ecology of natural, large river ecosystems; interdisciplinary focus of abiotic-biotic interactions via group and individual study; topics to be covered include fluvial geomorphology, open-channel hydraulics, environmental perturbations, habitat survey and sampling design, benthic invertebrate identification and ecology; fish identification and ecology; nutrient/trophic dynamics; impact assessment and river habitat restoration. Emphasis will be on the form and function of large river environments as unique, complex ecosystems by using a stream reach to catchment (landscape) perspective.

Prerequisites : 3rd/4th Year Ecology, or equivalent experience.

BIOL6185Ecotoxicology3 ch
Theoretical and applied approaches to the science of ecotoxicology, including application of the tools and procedures used to understand toxicant fate and effect in ecosystems. Focuses on exposure to relevant and up-to-date material in the primary literature.
BIOL6220Phycology6 ch
Students will explore the diverse anatomical, cytological, life history and ecological attributes of local marine macroalgae through hands-on fieldwork and laboratory examination of fresh specimens. Students will compare and contrast morphological versus molecular biodiversity assessments of local species (a field cost may be associated with this course).  Prerequisites: Approval of instructor.
BIOL6249Molecular Evolution and Systematics3 ch
This course explores DNA sequence alignment methods, phylogenetic analyses and the caveats associated with using the previous tools through independent study and discussion sessions. Emphasis is placed on hands-on assignments using computer programs to analyze student-supplied sequence data.    Prerequisites: Approval of instructor.
BIOL6292Animal Health in Aquaculture3 ch
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BIOL6345Natural Products I: Structure Determination3 ch
This hands- on course will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to elucidate the structures of new natural products through analysis of nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometric data. The ability to elucidate natural product structures will be required for all graduate students working in the Natural Products Research Group at UNB.
BIOL6355Natural Products II: Isolation, Identification and Significance3 ch
This course will focus on the strategies and techniques employed in the isolation and identification on new natural products. Examples from current literature and case studies of historically and socially important natural products will be used to illustrate the various approaches that can be applied to elucidate their structures. The uses and significance of natural products will also be discussed.
BIOL6363Plant Molecular Biology3 ch
This course examines current research in plant molecular biology with an emphasis on the regulation of gene expression and signal transduction pathways. Topics to be discussed include: plant genomics, regulation of photosynthesis, plant growth regulators, organelle molecular biology, organelle-nucleus interactions, light receptors and environmental stress responses.
BIOL6403Advanced Plant Physiology3 ch
The focus of this course will be the Ecophysiology of plants. The course takes an integrative approach to understanding mechanisms plants used to adapt to harsh and changing environmental conditions. This course will cover, at an advanced level, water/solute relations, the interactions of transpiration and CO2 uptake, as well as environmental influences upon photosynthesis.
BIOL6549Advanced Plant Ecology3 ch
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BIOL6553Techniques of Electron Microscopy3 ch
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BIOL6666Quaternary Paleocology & Climate Change3 ch
Advanced topics in how plant and animal communities have changed over the last glacial-interglacial cycle in response to climate change.
BIOL6671Advanced Parasitology I3 ch
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BIOL6672Advanced Parasitology II3 ch
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BIOL6690Advanced Parasitology III6 ch
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BIOL6772Advanced Aquatic Ecology3 ch
Provides a foundation of understanding of ecosystem processes in freshwaters including streams, lakes, and wetlands. Physical and biological components of such systems will be presented, and concepts and theories defining aquatic ecology will be discussed.
BIOL6831Fish Physiology3 ch
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BIOL6832Fish Physiology3 ch
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BIOL6853Bioacoustics3 ch
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BIOL6855Biometrics4 ch
Students are introduced to a hands-on approach to analyzing data using R. Topics will include: fundamental statistical concepts such as visualizing data, parameter estimation, p-value interpretation, effect size, model assumptions and power, as well as specific tests including t-test, ANOVA, ANCOVA, correlation, linear regression, multiple regression, and logistic regression. If time permits we will explore more advanced tests such as generalized linear models, regression/classification trees and multivariate techniques.Prerequisite: STAT 1793 or equivalent.
BIOL6873Nutrition Aquaculture3 ch
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BIOL6883Entomology4 ch
Ecology, evolution, taxonomy, and diversity of insects, both terrestrial and aquatic. This course studies the most diverse group of animals on Earth: the Insecta. Topics include insect body, plans, growth, and development; major evolutionary groups of insects; ecological and economic importance of insects; insect collection and identification. Students will make and curate insect collections (this will be accomplished most easily by students who being the summer before taking the course; interested students should contact the instructor for more information).Prerequisite: BIOL 2093
BIOL6890Comparative Animal Physiology6 ch
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BIOL6910Research Methods (F)3 ch
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BIOL6913Research Skills and Perspectives3 ch

This course is required for all graduate students in the GAU. It introduces to a range of topics and skills relevant to an academic career, including aspects of ethics, the philosophy of science, writing NSERC research grants, the peer-review process as it applies to publications, and certain issues in experimental designs and data analysis.

BIOL6930Aquaculture6 ch
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BIOL69323 ch
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BIOL6997MSc Thesiscr
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BIOL6998PhD Thesis cr
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